misterroy <[email protected]
>Hi, her birthday is coming up and all the bikes in the local shop are
>heavy and over-engineered like the fashion seems to be. I want to find
>her a lighter functional bike, any recommendations?
A a poke around on Google Groups for old discussions on this - you'll
see a few names come up.
Someone has already mentioned Islabikes, which are probably one of the
best kids bikes around at the moment. I've got ordered for my almost
7yo. But as was also said, they aren't the cheapest, though not silly
money either, just at the towards end of the scale for these sorts of
bikes and just a bit more than some peoples budgets. (eg. GBP200 for the
Beinn 24 I'm getting, though I'm paying more for mudguards etc.)
My DD's current bike is a Puky Z6, which I can certainly recommend.
Probably a bit heavier than the Islabikes, but then they do come with
racks & mudguards (and lights on the larger bikes). Certainly well
designed and constructed, with sensibly sized brake levers,. cranks etc.
Prices are similar to Islabike's I guess. Much probably depends on what
you are looking for in the bike.
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I've seen a number of people recommending the Specialized Hotrock, and
giant look like should have some reasonable bikes as well.